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Eating Out - December 7, 2018

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HONG KONG FURNITURE STORE EYES PALO ALTO ... Ulferts Furniture, celebrated as Hong Kong's first retail chain to import contemporary European-inspired furniture, is preparing to expand into Palo Alto. Last month, the company applied for a Use & Occupancy permit to open in a 1,002-square-foot space on the ground floor of the new mixed-use building at 2209 El Camino Real that replaced the storefront where R&B Seafood and Peninsula Locksmith once operated. According to the permit application filed on Nov. 5, Ulferts plans to make $136,522 worth of improvements to the unfinished interior space. Ulfert is the second business to move into the 9,571-square-foot building that the city approved in 2015, allowing for financial services on the ground floor, offices on the second and residential units on the third. Bank of the Orient opened its first Palo Alto branch in the adjacent groundfloor space in August. Since opening in 1975, Ulferts has gained international recognition, expanding its showrooms beyond Hong Kong. Palo Alto will be the company's third Bay Area location. The retailer opened a showroom at the 52,000-square-foot Ulferts Center in Dublin in 2006. It later opened a second site at the Ulferts Center in Milpitas. —L.T.

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11 people like this
Posted by Stu Berman
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 10, 2018 at 11:01 am

I was saddened when Cho's on California Ave. had to decamp. And I missed the news that Cho had been able to relocate to Los Altos so I have been without its wonderful dim sum for the past four years. My injury is magnified now that I learn where to find Cho's only to be told that the restaurant will soon disappear forever. I wish Cho a happy retirement.

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Posted by Lindsay Joye
a resident of Ventura
on Dec 10, 2018 at 5:52 pm

Lindsay Joye is a registered user.

Happy retirement to Cho and Daisy Yu!

If you want to buy frozen dumplings made in Palo Alto, check out Dumpling City at 3487 El Camino Real. This isn't restaurant but has a good selection of frozen dumplings and you can watch them make the dumplings on site. Web Link

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Posted by resident
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 10, 2018 at 6:57 pm

We agree that the dumplings at Dumpling City are really good. They are flash-frozen so they freshly made after you boil them. Add some veggies and you have a complete healthy meal.

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Posted by Barbara Slone
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Dec 10, 2018 at 7:47 pm

Our family is sad to learn that Cho will no longer be feeding us his delicious dumplings and spring rolls. We wish
ytou all the best in your retirement. You leave big shoes to fill!

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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 12, 2018 at 11:02 am

Mark Weiss is a registered user.

I recommend Dumpling Time in Portrero Hill, Sf, a mere 31 miles from here.
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